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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Nov 20th, 2009 >Orl
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zap!
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What do you wish for?

@ "I wish a portable computer, so I can play NetHack without hurting myself."

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Your wish cannot be satisfacted because the computer is not yet invented, you playing NetHack would generate a paradox, it would be impossible for you to use a computer as there is no electricity here and finally that would be too expensive even for us.
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@ "Ok... then... I wish... that Dudley's Dungeon writers stop targeting me with their stupid newt jokes."
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well...

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Do you prefer a PC or a Mac? Or maybe a Linux?
Impossible wishes
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28 Comments

#1 ajbRad Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:09:22
Go with the Mac.
Oh, and E.

#2 Sorceror Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:23:27
cough "A Linux"?

#3 TobyBartels Fri, 20 Nov 2009 01:06:21
Yeah, it should be ‘a Linux box’. (Of course, a Linux box —like a Mac, for that matter— is also a PC.)

And old joke, but a good one.

#4 Factorial Fri, 20 Nov 2009 03:09:52
"A LINUX"???!!!??!??!??!?!??!

That said, G.

Last edited: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 03:10:08

#5 Anonymous Fri, 20 Nov 2009 04:29:31
Hmm... this reminds me of the genie who was daunted by giving Dudley intrinsic newt resistance.

#6 xCheckPoint Fri, 20 Nov 2009 08:44:39
Hm. Why does the number 345 pop up in my mind?

#7 anther Fri, 20 Nov 2009 08:52:11
I don't see why that's so unreasonable. After all, Rodney has a computer.
He refuses to explain how he can play nethack while he's in nethack, though.

#8 STL Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:04:43
xCheckPoint, I think that comes to your mind because 408 -> 4 + 0 + 8 = 12, and also 345 -> 3 + 4 + 5 = 12, thus they are very similar.

#9 xCheckPoint Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:54:05
STL: ah, okay, that may explain it. Thx.

#10 Orl Fri, 20 Nov 2009 13:49:36
Did I misspell something? What's with the Linux?

#11 Slandor Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:52:01
anther: Because he's the mother----ing Wizard of Yendor, that's how.

Orl -- it should be "Linux" without the "a" -- "Linux" refers to the operating system, not the machine, which is called a Linux box. "Linux box" is to "Linux" as "Mac" is to "OS X" and "PC" is to "DOS" or whatever they're calling it these days. At least I think that's the problem, I don't know that much about computers.

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#12 Orl Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:25:49
ok, clear.
Sorry for the mistake Linux users :-)

#13 NorthBus Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:33:38
For the last time... A Mac is a PC!
(...and technically, so are most Linux boxes)

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Edit: Gah... how do you escape an asterisk here? ... ... and why did it repost my comment when I hit "Edit"?

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#14 Sorceror Fri, 20 Nov 2009 21:25:03
A PC is a computer (originally classified a "Personal Computer" by IBM, then cloned by a bunch of better companies into "PC-Compatibles").

A Mac is a computer, but is only distinct from "PC" because of Apple's marketting campaign. There was a time once when the distinction meant something - Apple computers had different processors.

Linux installs on both. :)

It's not a matter of offending Linux users. We're not like Mac-fanboys. It's a gramatical thing.

#15 Orl Fri, 20 Nov 2009 21:29:37
Yeah it's ok you get the joke don't you.
Yes a Mac is a Personal Computer but (almost) everywhere "PC" stands for "a computer with Windows as operating system (for example on commercial programs. As a Mac user I wouldn't buy a program with "for PC" on the box).
And for "a Linux" I intended "a Linux [as operating system]" or "a [n operating system] Linux".
When I think I put that "Or maybe a Linux" for the sake of equality...
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#16 Anonymous Sat, 21 Nov 2009 18:36:34
I assumed "a Linux" meant "a computer running Linux", since most people care most about the GUI they get from the OS anyway, and not the exact technical specs of their computer.

In any case, it's completely possible to install MacOS on a non-Apple computer and install Windows on an Apple computer and make both of them work.

Anyway, haven't I seen this joke before?

Ooh, interesting, new captcha questions. What symbol represents a...oh wait, now I'M getting newted.

#17 Quint Sat, 21 Nov 2009 18:37:06
Oh, that's why it was giving me that. I wasn't logged in.

#18 TobyBartels Sun, 22 Nov 2009 01:56:35
@ Quint (I assume)

>since most people care most about the GUI they get from the OS anyway

In that case, they should be running ‘a GNOME’ or ‘an X’ or something. (I'm using Firefox/GNOME/X/Gnu/Linux right now.)

@ Orl re grammar

Your other versions aren't grammatical either; try ‘a Linux operating system’. It really is just a technical grammar problem.

#19 Sorceror Sun, 22 Nov 2009 14:34:20
"... a Linux system" would be perfectly acceptable.

#17: "In any case, it's completely possible to install MacOS on a non-Apple computer"
Yes, in theory. In practice, it's a bastard to make working and requires unofficial hacks.

#20 TobyBartels Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:44:25
>Anyway, haven't I seen this joke before?

That's what xCheckPoint was saying in #6:
http://alt.org/nethack/dudley/?345

#21 Orl Mon, 23 Nov 2009 14:16:24
I need to remember what has already been done. Didn't notice it. (by the way, 345 is way better :-)) I think the joke is wide-known (i don't remember where i hear it).

And regarding grammar: I'm not English and I'm learning the language :-)

#22 CuleX Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:47:04
A day and no comment? Now we're even starting to lack at these.

#23 Factorial Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:40:40
I just submitted three comics. They're all variations on the same theme and they're all really crappy, which means we need more comics. :/

#24 Factorial Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:57:29
make that 4 crappy comics, I should really be doing my English report :p

#25 Factorial Wed, 25 Nov 2009 13:47:20
make that 4 crappy comics, I should really be doing my English report :p

edit: oops

Last edited: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 13:47:39

#26 DrSunglass Sat, 5 Dec 2009 10:49:48
d - a mini computer
Execute what? b - a floppy disk labelled HACKEM MUCHE

#27 Sorceror Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:40:08
DrSunglass wins the cheese.

#28 DarthCliche Mon, 19 Jul 2010 20:18:47
E for Dr. Sunglass's comment.

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